National 1955 Grand Console Model 1050 Double Neck 8 String Lap Steel

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Valco made steels like this National Grand Console Double 8 are not only the most fetching instruments of their ilk, they are among the best sounding.  This example bears a serial number that dates the steel to 1955.

The piece is all original with the exception of a few changed tuner buttons.  The rest are currently stable.  We could replace them prior to shipping if desired.

The pickups are strong and the electronics operate as intended.  The original case is included.  There is some wear and tape on the case.  All the hinges and latches are working.

  • Color: Metallic Green / Cream
  • Weight: 14lbs 11.3oz
  • Fretboard: Back Painted Lucite
  • Inlays: Multi Color Art Deco Design
  • Frets: Painted
  • Fret count: 36
  • Nut: Original
  • Nut width: 2-1/4"
  • Scale: 23"
  • Radius: Flat
  • Total length: 36"
  • Width: 10-3/4"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1-1/2" @ Neck 1 Edge, 2" @ Neck 2 Edge
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickups/Brand: Valco
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original, Kluson 4 on a side in National-branded oblong stamped metal covers. 2 replaced tuning buttons. Original tuning buttons will need to be upgraded sooner than later.
  • Switch: 3 Way Neck 1, Both Necks, Neck 2. 
  • Pots: Original, Chicken Head selector Bass / Mellow / Brilliant
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: Comes with a newer, sturdy Amphenol cable

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